Frequently Asked Questions

A venue plan is a graphical representation of your function / event.

You create the floor plan layouts. Ie banquet, dinner dance, theatre styles etc. CADplanners setup the templates (your functions spaces) and customise your smart shapes (furniture) that allows you to ‘drag and drop’ the shapes onto the plan to create accurate, to scale floor plan layouts whenever you want.

Yes. If the staff member or client has the Visio software, you can email the Visio file to them. They can then open the file and make their adjustments to the plan layout if required. Otherwise, you can email the plan as a PDF document for them to view or send a link so the client can view the plan in 3D. They can also move the mouse to walk through the venue and their exact layout.

Visio is a dedicated diagramming & sophisticated drawing tool that easily creates plans with astonishing results. Visio’s ‘drag and drop’ ability and CADplanners customisation makes creating plans that much easier.

Yes. CADplanners support is lifetime. CADplanners have been in operation since 1998, so we are here to stay and support your system.

CADplanners can carry out on-site laser drafting and render your entire venue in CAD software, then migrate these files for Visio compatibility with dynamic integration. A separate quote would be forwarded to you for on-site laser drafting.

The major difference between Visio & dedicated CAD software packages is the ease of use. Our clients are creating detailed floor plans with approx 30 mins training. CAD software requires hundreds of hours in training.

Prices are subject per venue, there is a one off cost for developing the Visio template (floor plans 2D & 2D) and stencil (smart shapes – furniture icons) files. You will also need to have installed the Microsoft Visio software. If you do not have the software, CADplanners can send you a quote for this.

Alternatively, our monthly cloud subscription includes Microsoft Visio 2016 (Pro) + Floor Plan Creation + Event Layouts + Seating Allocations + Inventory Reports + Unlimited Support Access + Team Training + 3D Rendering

Quotes are supplied in AUD or USD depending on location of customer.
Delivery is within 30 days of signed Authority to Proceed.

Sample Quote Below
Floor plan development / programing scaled venue templates (one off cost) 5 plan package

  1. Hotel Meeting Room 1
  2. Hotel Meeting Room 2
  3. Hotel Meeting Room 3 ( inc Meeting Rooms 1,2,3 Combined as One Plan)
  4. Hotel Ballroom and Foyer Area (inc room partitions)
  5. Hotel Restaurant & Balcony

Looking at the above scenario, a quote would be supplied based on 5 plan package.
The above costs include installation, training, max capacity floor plans & CAD development. Plans include layers for room partitions (dividers), projectors, AV outlets, dimension lines of the venue, single & three phase outlets, data outlets, sqm.
Following training, all users will receive a username and password, which allow users to start creating unlimited event function plans and floor plans for clients. Quote based on receiving electronic or PDF outline plans.
All quotes include a full 30 day money back guarantee. CADplanners Pty Ltd was established in 1998 with over 3000 clients worldwide. We are proud to offer guarantees with our software.

Ongoing Support
Our products continually evolve via frequent and significant updates. If you’re after new features, ever-improving usability, and the latest innovations ensures you continue to receive all the latest software updates forever! If your team depends on great products for many of its day-to-day activities, having a guaranteed direct line of contact with a committed support team offers fantastic benefits.

Peace of mind

  • Unlimited Email & Phone Support
  • Unlimited PDF Floor Plans
  • No Capping on Creating Floor Plans
  • Seat Attendees Unlimited
  • No Capping on The Number of Events You Create 
  • Every Single Plan Downloaded to your PC/Tablet/MAC/Network Drive

If you are not satisfied with our floor plan software templates and smart shapes, contact us within 30 days of installation for a full refund. Our policy lasts upto 30 days. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund. Should you request a refund, we will ask you to delete the floor plan templates & smart shapes supplied by CADplanners Pty Ltd.

You own the files, CADplanners will email and/or send the files on CD and the Visio files are owned by you. This is also the applicable to the cloud based option. You may opt out anytime and still own the files rather than simply be removed from accessing your valuable plans.

Microsoft Visio 2013 or 2016. History has shown that many clients already have Microsoft Visio as part of their Microsoft Office suite.

Microsoft Visio is more than a space planning tool. 1.5 million users worldwide use Visio for business process diagrams, timelines, facilities management charts,resources with data, AutoCAD compatibilities, work flow 3D diagrams, team projects etc. Businesses can quickly document processes, diagram basic networks, create organization charts, schedule projects, visualize work flows, brainstorm using diagrams, and so on.
Please visit www.CADplanners.com for more information on the software.

No, Visio can reside on your computer, the working files also reside on your PC or server.

We create the plans with CAD accuracy. CADplanners create the dynamic templates in dedicated CAD software. We guarantee what you see is exactly what will fit. No other system will produce plans this accurate.

The Visio drawing files can be exported as dwg or dxf format (CAD language) .

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